The Middle East

The Middle East: In-Depth Reports

Why Did the PA’s Mahmoud Abbas Avoid the UN Secretary-General when He Toured the Region?

Abbas went to visit Turkey’s Erdoğan instead Read More »

Iran’s New Defense Minister Is Committed to Iran’s Missile Program and the Export of the Revolution

“Committed to the end of Israel within 25 years.” Read More »

Thwarting a New Iranian Empire

Beyond creating the supply corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean, Iran is determined to take Shia forces from around the Middle East and deploy them in Syria. Read More »

Bashar Assad’s Pyrrhic Victory in Syria

Syria remains splintered and propped up by Iran Read More »

Why Israel Is Concerned About American-Russian Understandings on Syria

Will Iran use Syria as a façade to establish Iranian bases? Read More »

Foreign Ministers from Jordan, Egypt, and the Palestinian Authority Prepare for U.S. Delegation

Why the Saudis didn’t participate Read More »

The Temple Mount Affair: What Has Changed?

Terrorism, Religion, Metal Detectors, and a Clash of Perception Read More »

Hamas Is Restoring Its Alliance with Iran

Hamas seeks to squeeze Israel and Jordan Read More »

Jordan’s Refusal to Permit the Return of Israel’s Ambassador Is against International Law and the Peace Treaty

Jordan is at odds with the Jordanian-Israeli Peace Treaty Read More »

Abbas’ Political Battles Escalate

Will Abbas succeed to use the Palestinian National Council as a cudgel? Read More »

UNRWA Condemns the Palestinians to Refugee Status in Perpetuity

The UN’s refugee industry Read More »

The Future Partition of Syria – An Overview

Four players seek to divide the Syrian pie Read More »

Mohammed Dahlan: The Representative of Egypt and the Emirates in the Palestinian Territories?

For Dahlan, Gaza is a springboard to take over the PA Read More »

Recognizing a Palestinian State before a Peace Agreement with Israel Undermines the International Rule of Law

Recognition of a Palestinian state now would contravene the internationally recognized Oslo Accords Read More »

Who Are the Palestinians?

Claims that they are descendants of the Canaanites are ridiculous Read More »